El Celler De Can Roca

Yesterday Restaurant magazine continued its tradition of naming the best restaurants in the world, displacing Noma (which was formerly at #1) with El Celler de Can Roca in Spain. Of course there are all kinds of discussions about how legitimate this list really is (The Ulterior Epicure has a good rant about it) and, like anything else, I take lists like these with a grain of salt. (Though, if I hadn’t followed this list, I wouldn’t have even known about El Bulli where I was lucky enough to eat in 2009.) Mostly I’m finding myself curious about the new #1 which is how I stumbled upon the video you see above. I see some real parallels between the techniques at Can Roca and El Bulli–like the black squid ink sponge–but there’s no denying the artistry. Maybe if enough people link to this post, I’ll be able to afford to eat there someday.

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